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Fed Cup: Salgaocar put Bagan out of semifinal race; Sporting win

Source: PTI
January 04, 2015 22:07 IST
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Mohun Bagan and Salgaocar players in action at Tilak Maidan, Vasco. Photograph: PTI Photos

Douhou Pierre scored in each half as Salgaocar registered a resounding 4-1 came-from-behind win over Mohun Bagan in the Group B league match of the 36th Hero Federation Cup at the Tilak Stadium in Vasco, Goa on Sunday.

After Pierre Boya gave Bagan the lead in the 28th minute, Douhou Pierre (35th, 85th), Francis Kasonde(77th) and substiute Clifton (90+2) scored to register the convincing win for the hosts.

The win took Salgacoar FC to six points from three matches and kept the side afloat in the semifinal race. They are now in the second spot, one point behind Bengaluru who have played one match less.

While Mohun Bagan, who remained on two points from threee, matches are out of contention for the semifinals.

Biswajit Shah guides Sporting to victory

Sporting Clube de Goa and Royal Wahingdoh players in action

Sporting Clube de Goa and Royal Wahingdoh players in action. Photograph: AIFF Media

A late goal by defender Biswajit Shah helped Sporting Clube de Goa edge past Royal Wahingdoh 2-1 in a come-from-behind win and keep their hopes alive for the knock out stage in the Group ‘A’ league match at Nehru Stadium in Margao, Goa.

Defender Biswajit Saha scored the winner in the 89th minute which earned him the man of the match award.

The first-half was a drab encounter with neither teams showing urgency in their attack.

Royal Wahingdoh, who needed a win to stay in contention for a semi-finals berth, broke the dead lock in the 28th minute when Jackichand Singh headed in.

Sporting came back strongly after switch of ends as they made inroads into the rival half more often and found the equaliser in the 53rd minute via an Anthony Wolfe strike.

Sporting opened their account with Sunday's win to gather three points from as many games, while Royal Wahingdoh are also in a similar position.

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